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Winchester 231

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by riverrat373, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. riverrat373

    riverrat373 Washington State Member

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    Does anyone know if Bi-Mart carries Winchester 231 powder? I have yet to see any in the Vancouver stores.:huh:
     
  2. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    I haven't seen 231 in Bi-Mart in a very long time. If they could get it they would carry it, because they have in the pass. As for now I haven't seen 231 anywhere, even when looking on line. Good luck finding some.
     
  3. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    what caliber are you using 231 for?
     
  4. Box13

    Box13 Beavercreek Member

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    4 or 5 of hodgdon powders are the same as some others.I think 321 is esentially the same as HP-38...Robin
     
  5. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    I saw HP-38 at the gun show this weekend. The problem was it was a little overpriced so I didn't buy any.
     
  6. riverrat373

    riverrat373 Washington State Member

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    I reload .380, .38 special, .357 and 45acp. 231 looks like a good general powder that I can use for all of my handgun reloads. I'm trying to reduce the number of different powders that I stock.
     
  7. SJS46

    SJS46 yamhill county Active Member

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    I used to always use 231 for my pistol loads but started using Universal and really like it, but anyway it's on the shelf at Newberg, Mcminnville and Monmouth Bi-marts.:thumbup:
     
  8. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Didn't see any at Washougal Bi-Mart this evening.
     
  9. riverrat373

    riverrat373 Washington State Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
  10. toolfan

    toolfan North Portland Member

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    700-x is another powder that works for most of those calibers,

    I don't load heavy 357 with it, but it works great for the rest.
     
  11. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    If you are still looking for 231 Powder Valley has it in stock as of today when I looked.
     
  12. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    For those of you who know and those that don't. There are still some aspects of the great "obama powder, primer and ammunition" shortage going on. HP-38 and winchester 231 are both affected by this. I have been trying to get bulk drums of HP-38 (which is usually marked when it comes from St Marks as W231) and have found it nearly impossible. It seems things are starting to ease considerably, but we arn't out of the woods yet.